Solar Panel Regulation A law, that was greatly debated throughout the winter months in California, was passed into state legislation requiring all new home construction in the state to be fitted with solar panels producing renewable energy. This new building standard is considered bold - even a “quantum leap” by Robert Raymer, a technical … [Read more...]
Kids Learn about Solar Energy | Del Sol Energy and Farmers
<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> The Educational Solar Showroom The Del Sol Energy showroom is located in the heart of Brentwood’s Historic Downtown Corridor. With the door’s open to the public daily, we welcome everyone who is … [Read more...]
Importance of Utility API in Solar
Like most home improvement projects, solar installation is a science. How we determine the system size, measure for install, and actually install the system is all based upon a series of calculations and numbers that guide our teams to a seamless installation. The first number start with, after your address and phone number, is a number that tells … [Read more...]
Solar Is Not So Simple for Smart Consumers
"We Can Do Better" We can do better. The one statement that seems to be on repeat in the Solar Showroom as of late is, “We can do better.” And this, fundamentally, is because we can do better. Let me explain. Solar is an industry people tend to fall in love with. And like most things you find a deep passion for, you soak up mountains of … [Read more...]
What does Solar have to do with Codes?
Building and Fire Code Matters Recently we have seen an influx of customers walking into our showroom with a wave of questions outside the typical realm of questions people bring to the table. The most eye-opening question is, “Can you look at our plan sets? I am not sure they are to code.” Our first response is, “OF COURSE code … [Read more...]
Is Too Much Solar A Concern?
In early summer, the California Independent System Operator, who is one of two wholesale electricity centers in California, reported that due to renewable power plants having to shut down energy production because California solar systems are producing more energy than the state and its homeowners need. A report from early June 2018 states that … [Read more...]
Not All Solar Mounting and Racking Systems Are Made Equal
How do Solar Panels Get Installed? From the perspective most people see a solar panel, it is difficult to see how panels are attached to a roof. Since they are not visible, and most consumers do not spend much time thinking about what mechanisms keeping their panels attached. Furthermore, since mounting and racking systems are somewhat hidden, … [Read more...]
MCE Clean Energy: What is it and how it effects you!
Why is MCE my new electric service provider? Over the last several months, many people have seen advertisements in local papers and on social media about MCE, but some customers may still have questions. If you're looking for the best info on what MCE Clean Energy is and what it means for you, Del Sol Energy compiled this info for our readers. One … [Read more...]